|Barrick Sues Book Publisher Over African Allegations|
by Joe Schneider, Bloomberg
April 30th, 2008
Barrick Gold Corp., the world's biggest gold producer, sued a Quebec publisher for C$6 million ($5.95 million) in damages over a book that claims the company was linked to crimes in Africa.
|Publisher not deterred by Barrick:
Releasing book today linking gold firm to alleged deaths|
by Marianne White, Canwest News Service
April 14th, 2008
A small Quebec publishing house is giving the green light to a book linking Barrick Gold Corp. to the alleged deaths of Tanzanian miners in 1996, despite the threat of libel lawsuit.
|New report slams Buzwagi contract
March 12th, 2008
A NEW report issued by several faith-based and civil society organisations has slammed the Buzwagi gold mine deal, saying members of parliament and the general public were hoodwinked by ex-minister for energy and minerals Nazir Karamagi into thinking that the upcoming project would pay huge taxes to the government.
|Tanzania activists and religious communities launch critical mining research|
by Salma Maoulidi , Pambazuka News
March 10th, 2008
Salma Maoulidi looks at the mining research report, "A Golden Opportunity? How Tanzania is failing to benefit from Gold Mining” and argues that it builds a powerful case for continued activism in trade and economic justice in line with various Human rights instruments that call for a country’s wealth and natural resources to benefit primarily local communities.
|Tanzania court delays ruling on Barrick gold strike
by George Obulutsa, Reuters
November 28th, 2007
A Tanzanian court has delayed hearing a case in which a union representing striking workers of Canada's Barrick Gold Corp is seeking to prevent the firm from hiring new workers, a union leader said on Wednesday.
|PM meets with Barrick as Tanzanian strike continues|
by Richard Brennan, The Toronto Star
November 27th, 2007
Prime Minister Stephen Harper fanned the flames of controversy yesterday when he used another international trip to meet with officials of Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold.
|Harper's Tanzania visit highlights school children and Canadian business|
by Mike Blanchfield, Can West News Service via The Ottawa Citizen
November 26th, 2007
Prime Minister Stephen Harper trumpeted a new aid initiative and paid a photogenic visit to school children, but played down a closed-door meeting Monday with a Canadian mining company embroiled in a legal dispute here with its local workers.
|Trade union supports Bulyanhulu workers' strike|
by GOODLOVE LWAYU, Daily News (Tanzania)
November 2nd, 2007
TANZANIA Mines, Energy, Construction and Allied Workers' Union (TAMICO) has supported a strike by 1,800 employees of Bulyanhulu Mine in Kahama District saying it followed all the required legal steps.
|Barrick Gold sacks hundreds: As strike continues at Bulyanhulu gold mine
by Dar es Salaam , THISDAY
IT has been learnt that Barrick Gold Corporation has sacked hundreds of striking miners at the Bulyanhulu gold mine in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region, and is now preparing to announce new job openings to replace them.
|It still stinks, Barrick|
by Adam Lusekelo, Daily News Tanzania
September 5th, 2007
BARRICK Gold Tanzania Limited has been on a charm offensive. They have tried to explain the hastiness of the deal they did with energy and minerals minister, Naz Karamagi.
|Tanzania accused of signing premature new gold mining agreement with Barrick|
by Frank Jomo, Mineweb
Criticism has been levelled at the Tanzanian Government by an opposition MP over an agreement allowing Barrick to develop a new gold mine while the Government was in the process of reviewing all mining contracts.
|MP queries new mining pact |
by Patrick Kisembo, Dodoma, Guardian
Kigoma North legislator Zitto Kabwe yesterday called on Energy and Minerals minister Nazir Karamagi to explain why he signed a new agreement with Barrick Gold Mine in London while the government was still reviewing all mining contracts that it is party to.
|Rural electrification scheme gets USD28m push|
by Felix Andrew, IPP Media: GUARDIAN
The government`s rural electrification programme has received a major financial boost from the mining giant, Barrick Gold Tanzania which has injected USD28m into the national project.
|Barrick in alleged tax evasion scandal|
by Dar Es Salaam Reporter, This Day
November 21st, 2006
Transnational mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation has been accused of evasion and delay in payment of taxes amounting up to 2 bn/- in connection with its operations in Tanzania.
|"There is Death in them thar' Pits": Canada's Barrick Gold in Tanzania|
by Tracy Glynn, The Dominion Paper
Small-scale miners and farmers have lost their land and livelihoods to open pit mining in Tanzania.
|Six Villagers Killed in Barrick's North Mara Mine|
by Tundu Lissu, Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT)
June 17th, 2006
Folks, It's bad news again. Over two weeks ago, on June 1, security guards employed by Barrick Gold Corp. at the North Mara Gold Mine in Tarime District, Northern Tanzania shot dead a villager who was alleged to have illegally entered the Mine complex.
|Two killed after fracas at mining area
by PST Correspondent and Guardian Reporter, Guardian
July 22nd, 2005
Two people have been killed and property destroyed after a fracas pitting villagers against police and operatives of the Placer Dome-owned North Mara Gold Mine erupted in Tarime District, Mara Region.
|Human Rights Commission Issues Injunction Order Against Tarime Gold Mine and Four Others|
by Tundu Lissu, Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT)
November 24th, 2003
The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance today issued an order of interim injunction [pdf] against the Afrika Mashariki Gold Mine (AMGM), its Canadian parent company Placer Dome (now owned by Barrick Gold) and three officials in Tarime District. The order seeks to prevent them from carrying on a campaign intended to force Nyangoto village residents in Nyabirama area to accept inadequate compensation from the two companies.
|Bulyanhulu: Special Investigative Report - The Men Who Moil for Gold|
The Varsity Special Report
April 15th, 2002
What happened in 1996 when a Canadian-owned mining company took possession of the largest gold find in East Africa. By Stephen Kerr and Kelly Holloway, published in the Varsity and the Atkinsonian. Available here as a PDF file (1.7 MB).
|EXPORTING DESTRUCTION: Report Says EDC is Putting People and the Environment at Risk|
by Asad Ismi, CCPA Monitor, November 2001
This article mentions several mining operations, including Barrick's Bulyanhulu Gold Mine (Tanzania).